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Safi Adventure  : The First Operation of A Famous Regimental Combat Team.. 2nd printing,, signed pres. copy., RANDLE, Edwin Hubert
201 RANDLE, Edwin Hubert Safi Adventure : The First Operation of A Famous Regimental Combat Team.. 2nd printing,, signed pres. copy.
Eldnar Press, 1965, 
RANDLE, Edwin Hubert. Safi Adventure : The First Operation of A Famous Regimental Combat Team. Clearwater, Fla.: The Eldnar Press, (1965). Second Printing. Pp 222. Frontis., 4 pages of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. An account of the exploits of the U.S. 47th Regimental Combat Team as they capture Safi, French Morocco in November of 1942, in advance of the North African campaign; and of their subsequent experience in Sicily, France, and Germany. The author was the regiment's commander. Very slightly rubbed, else vg. Presentation copy signed by author. 125.00

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Confederation of the British North American Provinces, RAWLINGS, Thomas
202 RAWLINGS, Thomas Confederation of the British North American Provinces
Sampson Low, 1865, 1865 
RAWLINGS, Thomas. The Confederation of the British North American Provinces; Their Past History and Future Prospects; including also British Columbia & Hudson's Bay Territory; with a Map, and Suggestions in Reference to the True and Only Practicable Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. London : Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1865. First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-xi,(1),[1]-244,+ 4 plates + large folding map: "A Statistical Map of the British North American Confederacy and United States including British Columbia and Hudson's Bay Territory Showing the True and Only Practicable Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean" [i.e. a map of most of Canada and the continental United States] : with "Map and Profile of the Valley of the St. Lawrence River & Lake Country Extending from Lake Superior to the Gulf of St. Lawrence" along top edge (680 mm x 530 mm). Tables in the text throughout. 8vo, original reddish brown pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

O'Dea 703, TPL 4442, Lande 1408, Sabin 68006, Soliday IV: 483; Peel 206, Lowther 260, Waterston p.128.
Not in Streeter or Howes.
A German version is noted in Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 8508.
Also see another similar much shorter English publication covering Minnesota and British Columbia in John F. Williams' Bibliography of Minnesota p.12.

This book includes two views of Victoria, British Columbia, along with a view of St.Paul, Minnesota and a farm scene.



"I purpose, in the following pages, to treat of the migratory movements of the human race chronologically — of the discoveries on the continent of America — of the early history, progress, present condition, and future prospects of all that territory lying north of the 49th parallel, the Lakes and the St. Lawrence, and extending from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, and which will constitute the proposed British North American Confederacy.
I desire to prove by that history, that progress, that prosperous present, and by that prospective future, what a splendid territory Great Britain possesses, and how proud she should be of so thriving, so energetic, so ambitious a people.
I shall devote a few chapters to the consideration of the "Western States of the United States; I shall show by statistical tables their progress, their development, and their inherent agricultural and mineral wealth.
The subject of a railway communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans will also claim attention ; and it will be my endeavour to point out that route which, by its natural advantages, offers the most feasible and least expensive means of crossing the continent." - from the preface.

[Part I].

1. Introduction: The British Colonies ; their Extent, Population, Imports and Exports — The proposed British North American Confederation; their Extent, Population, Imports and Exports ; their prospective Wealth — Confederation a Means of Security — The Great Railway Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean — The Duty of England in reference to the Colonies;
2. Migratory Movements of the Human Race: Early Efforts of the Explorer, Geographer, and Navigator — America in its Primitive State — The Causes which operated to develop the Migratory Movements of Mankind, and the Progress in Discovery made by various Expeditions;
3. The Discovery of America : Scandinavian Records — Eric the Red Speculation of Europeans — Columbus and his Voyages — Balboa, Magellan, Cortez — Pizarro and his Comrades- Sir Francis Drake — Expeditions to the Arctic Ocean and their Result;
4. The Progress of Colonization : The Colonization of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward's Island, Nova Scotia, and the Canadas (Upper and Lower);
5. Statistics of Newfoundland, Prince Edward's Island, and Nova Scotia : Newfoundland : Agriculture ; Government ; Fisheries ; Shipping ; Imports and Exports ; Population — Prince Edward's Island : Industrial Resources; . Imports and Exports ; Counties, Towns, and Population ; Education ; Government — Nova Scotia : The Seasons ; Botanical Productions ; Shipping ; Agriculture ; Fisheries ; Commerce ; Population; Quadrupeds, Birds and Fish; Crown Lands; Education; Government; Halifax; Gold-Fields ; Minerals;
6. Description of New Brunswick: New Brunswick — Rivers and Counties — Capabilities of the Province — Forests — Fisheries — Minerals — Fruit and Vegetables — Manufactures— Counties — Commerce — Finances — Government — Public Schools — Militia — Census of 1861 — Agriculture; 7. The Canadas [Quebec and Ontario]: The Lakes, Rivers, and Canals — The Pictured Rocks — The Great Lakes — Mineral Wealth — Commerce, Shipping, Trade, and Statistics— Rivers — The Rapids — Canadian Song — Emigration— Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Kingstown, Hamilton, Cobourg, &c. — The Farming Interest of Canada — Agricultural Statistics and Tables'
8. Hudson's Bay Territory: The Hudson's Bay Company: its Charter, its Profits, its Furs — The Fur Trade : its Extent and Value — The Territory : its Government, its Physical Features, its Plains, Lakes, and Rivers — The Saskatchewan Valley — Testimony of Captain Blakiston, Captain Palisser, Sir George Simpson, Monsieur Bourgeau, Father De Smet, Professor Hind, and others in reference to its Agricultural Resources — The Railway Route — Its Minerals, Grass, Fish, Animals, Birds, Roots, Berries, &c. — The Red River Settlement — American Trade — Homes for the Emigrant — The Company's Lands in the Market — Crossing the Rocky Mountains — Progress of the West - The Future Policy of the Hudson's Bay Company;
9. British Columbia and Vancouver's Island : The Rocky Mountains: their Extent, their Altitude, their Passes — British Columbia : Early Discovery, Boundary-line, Lakes, Rivers, &c.; Gold and the Gold-mines; Discovery of the Gold ; Testimony of Governor Douglas, G. Forbes Macdonald, Esq., and the Times Correspondent — Gold on Fraser River — Richness of the Mines— Mines on Thompson River — Lillooett Gold-mines - Cariboo Gold River — Steele's Company — Labour in British Columbia — Export of Gold in 1863 — Fertility of Soil in the Gold Neighbourhood — Progress of the Colony — Vancouver's Island: its Agricultural Resources, Coal-beds, Importance as a Naval Station, Imports and Exports; Prospecting, Panning, and Washing Gold;
10. The Railway System of North America: Early Travelling — Steam a Revolutionizer — Length of Railway in England, France, and the United States — Opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad — Professor Mitchell's Testimony as to their "Value — Increase in Traffic of American Railways — Railway System of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick — Canadian Railways — The Inter-Colonial Railway — General Review of the Subject— The Duty of England towards the proposed British North American Confederacy

Part II.
1. The United States of America : Progress and Extent of Territory — Her Natural Beauties, Lakes, Rivers, Prairies, and Mountains —English Appreciation of America, and her Sympathy — Her Poets, Orators, Historians and Artists — Peace and Reciprocity — The Blessings of Peace - The Reciprocity Treaty - Its Results and Mutual Benefits - Its Continuation desirable;
2. The United States: Primary Object of the Book — Captain Palisser's Testimony — Route wholly through British Territory impossible — The only feasible Route, by way of Michigan and Minnesota to Hudson's Bay — Wealth of the Western States — Ohio : Products of Agriculture; Railways — Indiana : Area, Population, Progress of the State, Agricultural Products, Manufactures, and Railways — Michigan : General Statistics, Products of Agriculture, the Cereal Products, Miscellaneous Crops, and Railroads— Wisconsin : Topographical Features, Railroads, Products of Agriculture, Valuation and Taxation — Iowa : Agricultural Wealth, Increase, Railroads — Illinois : Agricultural Progress, Valuation and Taxation, Railways, and Number, Extent, and Cost of all the Railways in the United States;
3. Minnesota: Extent of Territory — St. Paul, the Capital—Physical Districts — Falls of St. Anthony and its Water Power — Mineral Resources—Sandstone, &c — Salt Springs The Relations of Minnesota in Reference to Internal Commerce — Rapid Progress of Cultivation — Agricultural Productions — Progress of Population — The Future of Minnesota — Testimony of Hon. W. H. Seward — Conclusion — Railway through Minnesota Illinois Central Railroad — The Value of the Lands — Value of the Illinois Lands;
4. Emigration : Advice to Emigrants to Canada or the United States — Progress of Emigration to America — Comparative Increase in Immigration from 1861 to 1864 — Emigration from Germany — Laws of Migration — Inducements to Settle in America — Stock-Breeding and Raising in Illinois.

Appendices:
A. The British American Federation — Resolutions Adopted at a Conference of Delegates from the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the Colonies of Newfoundland, and Prince Edward's Island;
B. Increased Production of Cultivated Plants near the Northernmost Limit of their Growth — Extracts from an Article upon the "Acclimating Principle of Plants", by Dr. Forry;
C. Professor M.F. Maury and Pacific Railroads — The Physical, Commercial, and Military Necessity of two Railroads, one North and one South;
D. Table of Distances, Fares, &c., between Great Britain and North America — Distances to Chicago, Illinois, from Quebec, New York, Boston, and New Orleans — Table of Distances and Fares in the United States and Canada, and Grand Trunk Railway; E. Itineraries of Routes from St. Paul to Pembina, Fort Garry, Fort Ellice, Edmonton House, and the Gulf of Georgia, British Columbia — Table of Distances from St. Paul to Pembina : From St. Paul to Lake Floyd ; Lake Floyd to Pembma ; Red Lake River to Pembina — Plain Trail : Route of Woods and Pope ; Route of Ellis Smith and Party — Various Routes : Saux Rapids to Sioux Wood River ; St. Cloud to Georgetown ; St. Cloud to Goose River; Detroit Lake to Georgetown, &c.— Railroad Lines — Table of Distances from Breckinridge to Pembina — Routes and Portions of Routes to the North and North- West of Pembina;
F. St. Paul and Pacific Railroad — Statement of the Hon. E. Rice, State Senator;
G. Value of Moneys in Canada — Colonial, British, American — Value of English Coin throughout Canada.
With index.
Mottled fading to covers, else very good, solid and clean. 900.00

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203 REEMAN, Douglas. Iron Pirate. First Edition in dustjacket, signed
Heinemann, London, 1986, ISBN:0434626309 
REEMAN, Douglas. The Iron Pirate. London : Heinemann, (1986). First Printing. Pp (8),1-295,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A novel by Douglas Reeman. “It is the summer of 1944, and on every front the war is going badly for Germany. The Allies are pushing deeper into France, the old enemy is advancing on the Eastern Front and, in the Baltic, the navy is on the defensive as the Russians drive the once-victorious divisions back into sea. One ship, the crack heavy-cruiser Prinz Luitpold, helps to keep the pride of the German navy alive. Her luck in battle has become a legend, and tothe beleaguered army on shore she has become a symbol. When the order come s to leave the Baltic and head out into the Atlantic to seek the rich prizes of the sealanes, the Prinz's captain Dieter Hechler has no alternative but to obey. He knows that there, in the vast killing ground of the Western Ocean, every ship will be an enemy and the Prinz Luitpold will need all her famous luck to survive. As he faces the challenges of his enormous task, Hechler must submerge every private emotion under the iron mask of command. His concern for his men, his love for a beautiful Luftwaffe heroine, his hatred for the ruthless, unstable admiral on the Prinz's bridge must be set aside as he prepares for combat with the small but doggedly courageous British cruiser squadron determined to hunt him down."- from the dj. Owner's nameand address, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed by the author without inscription. 60.00

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204 REEMAN, Douglas. Sunset.. 1st UK in dj, signed
Heinemann, London, 1994, ISBN:043462635X 
REEMAN, Douglas. Sunset. London : Heinemann, (1994). First Printing. Pp (10),1-[277],(1). 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A novel by Douglas Reeman. “In 1941, after two years of war, Britain stood alone, sustained only by the courage of ordinary men and women who knew too well the price of submission to a ruthless and efficient enemy. For the residents and defence forces of the Crown Colony of Hong Kong however, the war in Europe seemed remote, relegated to headlines in local newspapers and reports from visiting warships. Germany posed no threat to their isolated colonial existence,and Japan, already fighting the Chinese nationalists on the mainland, was not expected to risk hostilities with Britain. Even the evidence of a massive buildup of Japanese forces on the Chinese border caused no alarm, and nopreparations for the defence of the colony were made Into this unreal atmo sphere of carefree optimism comes H.M.S. Serpent, a survivor from the GreatWar and already a veteran of the cruel Atlantic, and her captain, Lieutena nt-commander Esmond Brooke. At twenty-nine Brooke himself has seen too muchof war not to recognise that an attack by Japan is inevitable, and that in the folly of incompetence of Hong Kong's colonial administration lie the s eeds of the colony;s surrender. But there are always some who believe they can do the impossible, even in the face of death. This is a story of a shipand her small company who tried. ."- from the dj. Name and address, else v ery good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed by author without inscription. 50.00

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205 REEMAN, Douglas. With Blood and Iron.. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Jarrolds, London, 1964, 
REEMAN, Douglas. With Blood and Iron. (London) : Jarrolds, (1964). First Printing. Pp [1]-288. 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to spine. Anderson 1020, Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1367. Douglas Edward Reeman (born 15 October 1924, Thames Ditton) is a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War IIor the Napoleonic Wars. Reeman joined the Royal Navy in 1940, at the age o f 16, and served during World War II and the Korean War. He eventually roseto the rank of lieutenant. In addition to being an author, Reeman has also taught the art of navigation for yachting and served as a technical adviso r for films. “In January 1944, Rudolf Steiger, one of Germany's most successful and dedicated U-boat commanders, was sent to the small French harbour of St. Pierre on the Bay of Biscay. With the Battle of the Atlantic reaching a peak of unsurpassed ferocity, Steiger's task was to lead a newly formedgroup of nine U-boats from a base which hitherto had been a quiet backwate r of occupied France.” - from the dj. Very good in lightly edgeworn, edge-browned, price-clipped, but bright, dustjacket. Signed without inscription by author. 300.00

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206 RITSCHEL, Herbert Kurzfassung Kriegstagebucher Deutscher U-Boote 1939-1945, Band 1: KTB: U1 -U50
The author, Kornthal, 1997, 
RITSCHEL, Herbert. Kurzfassung Kriegstagebucher Deutscher U-Boote 1939-1945, Band 1: KTB: U1 - U50. [Kornthal: Ritschel, 1997]. Pp. (2),i-xi,(1),[1]-360, (66) of appendices, 2 folding maps in rear pocket. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue cloth with white lettering to front and spine. Spine reads: "1 - KTB - U1-U50". A collection of "Commander's Minutes" from the first fifty u-boats in the German fleet during the Second World War. Text in German. Very good. Scarce. 75.00

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207 ROBERTSON, Terence CREASY, George, preface Golden Horseshoe. First Edition
Evans Brothers, London, 1955, 
ROBERTSON, Terence. The Golden Horseshoe. Preface by Admiral Sir George Creasy. London : Evans Brothers, (1955). First Printing. Pp 210. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Anderson 1041, Law 1724. Terence Robertson (b. July 25, 1921, London, England - d. January 31, 1970, New York City, apparently a suicide), journalist and author. "This book deals primarily with the exploits of one U-boat commander, Captain Kretschmer, from the outbreak of the war until U-99 was sunk in March 1941." - from the Preface. Edges spotted, else very good. 28.00

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208 RODGER, N.A.M. (ed.). DOUGLAS, Alec GROVE, Eric NISH, Ian Naval Power in the Twentieth Century. First Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire and London, 1996, ISBN:0333644131 1996 0333644131 / 9780333644133 
RODGER, N.A.M., (ed.). Naval Power in the Twentieth Century. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Julian Oswald, GCB. (Basingstoke, Hampshire and London) : Macmillan, (1996). First Printing. Pp [i]-xxiv,1-273,(7). Map. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Nicholas Andrew Martin Rodger (b. November 12, 1949).

Contents :
Introduction (by N. A. M. Rodger).
1. Parameters of Power: The US Navy in the Twentieth Century (by George W. Baer).
2. Luxury Fleet? The Sea Power of (Soviet) Russia (by Geoffrey Till).
3. Imperial Germany and the Importance of Sea Power (by Michael Epkenhans).
4. The Opportunities of Technology: British and French Naval Strategies in the Pacific, 1905-1909 (by Nicholas A. Lambert).
5. French Naval Strategy: A Naval Power in a Continental Environment (by Herve Coutau-Begarie).
6. The Indispensable Navy: Italy as a Great Power, 1911-43 (by James J. Sadkovich).
7. Japan and Sea Power (by Ian Nish).
8. German Naval Power in the First and Second World Wars (by Werner Rahn).
9. Confusions and Constraints: The Navy and British Defence Planning 1919-39 (by Daniel A. Baugh).
10. The Influence of History upon Sea Power: The Royal Navy in the Second World War (by Correlli Barnett).
11. Wings over the Sea: The Interaction of Air and Sea Power in the Mediterranean, 1940-42 (by Michael Simpson).
12. Seizing the Initiative: The Arctic Convoys 1944-45 (by Andrew D. Lambert).
13. Blockade and the Royal Navy (by David Brown).
14. Decolonisation and Coastal Operations in the East Indies, 1945-50 (by G. Teitler).
15. The Canadian Experience of Sea Power (by Alec Douglas, pp 188-199).
16. Imperial Jetsam or National Guardians? The Navies of the Indian Sub-continent, 1947-72 (by James Goldrick).
17. British Naval Planning Post-1945 (by J. R. Hill).
18. Partnership Spurned: The Royal Navy's Search for a Joint Maritime-Air Strategy East of Suez, 1961-63 (by Eric Grove).
19. American Naval Strategy in the Era of the Third World War: An Inquiry into the Structure and Process of General War at Sea, 1945-90 (by David Alan Rosenberg).

Very good in very good dustjacket. Signed by Alec Douglas, contributor of the Canadian chapter, and with Autograph Letter Signed from Douglas laid in. Uncommon. 100.00


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209 ROHDE, Hans Deutsch-franzosische Machtfaktoren ("Potentiels de Paix")
Druck und Verlag, 1932, 
ROHDE, Hans, Major. Deutsch-franzosische Machtfaktoren ("Potentiels de Paix") . Ein vergleichender Beitrag zur Abrustungsfrage. Mit 50 Skizzen und 3 Bildtafeln. Berlin : Druck und Verlag, 1932. Pp 92. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapter3 : Die Flotten (pp.28-39). Includes fascinating graphics comparing German , French, and Italian naval strength in the inter-war period. Ex-library, hinges a little tender, else vg. 45.00

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210 ROHWER, Jürgen War at Sea, 1939-1945. NIP in dustjacket.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1996, ISBN:1557509158 
ROHWER, Jürgen. War at Sea, 1939-1945 . Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, (1996). "Manufactured in Great Britain". Pp. (6),7-192. Triple column. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos. Folio, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Anderson 1063. Jürgen Rohwer (b. May 24, 1924, Friedrichroda, Thuringia – d. July 24, 2015, Weinstadt, Baden-Württemberg) was a leadingGerman naval military historian. A translation of Der Krieg zur See, 1939- 1945. (Urbes Verlag, 1992) An examination of the war at sea in all theatresduring the Second World War, by a man who served on board German destroyer s and minesweepers. "This superb illustrated history of the naval operations of the Second World War recounts the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific. It covers the strategies of the British, American, German, Italian and Japanese navies and also deals with the naval effortsof the smaller belligerents." from the dj. Foreword Chapters [un-numbered in the book] are: 1. The Naval Arms Race : 1922-1939; 2. The German Offensives : 1 September 1939 - 30 June 1940 ; 3. Battle of the Atlantic I : 1 September 1939 - 30 June 1940 ; 4. Battle of the Atlantic II : 1 July 1940 - 11 December 1941; 5. The Mediterranean I. : 10 June 1940 - 31 October 1942; 6. The Baltic : 22 June 1941 - 31 August 1944; 7. The Black Sea : 22 June 1941 - 31 August 1944; 8. The Arctic and Norway : 22 June 1941 - 8 May 1945;9. War in the Pacific I. : 7 December 1941 - 31 July 1942; 10. Battle of t he Atlantic III : 11 December 1941 - 24 May 1943; 11. War in the Pacific II. : 1 August 1942 - 31 September 1943; 12. War in the Indian Ocean 1942 - 1945; 13. The Mediterranean II. : 1 November 1942 - 8 May 1945; 14. Biscay, the Channel and the North Sea: 1 January 1942 - 31 August 1944; 15. Battle of the Atlantic IV : 25 May 1943 - 8 May 1945; 16. The Baltic and the NorthSea : 1 September 1944 - 8 May 1945; 17. War in the Pacific III. : 1 Octob er 1943 - 2 September 1945. With index. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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211 ROHWER, Jürgen, Dr. Profile Warship 8. Kriegsmarine U-107/Submarine.
Profile Publications, Windsor, Berks, 1971, 
ROHWER, Jürgen, Dr. Kriegsmarine U-107/Submarine. (Windsor, Berks.: ProfilePublications, 1971). Pp 169-192. Illustrated with numerous photos and [2] pp of maps to text + a [2] pp colour centerfold. 8vo, stapled illustrated wraps. Law 1726. Profile Warship 8. Jürgen Rohwer (b. May 24, 1924, Friedrichroda, Thuringia – d. July 24, 2015, Weinstadt, Baden-Württemberg) was a leading German naval military historian. This is the history of U-107 in words and pictures, one of the most successful U-Boats in Hitler's navy. Rubbed, previous owner's signature to front wrap, ow vg. 30.00

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212 ROMPKEY, Bill , (ed.). St. John's and the Battle of the Atlantic. First Edition
Flanker Press , St. John's, 2009, ISBN:9781897317396 
ROMPKEY, Bill, (ed.). St. John's and the Battle of the Atlantic. St. John's: Flanker Press Ltd., 2009. First Printing. Pp (2),[i]-xxi,(3),1-266,(4). Illustrated with many b&w photos in the text. Maps. Index. 8vo, photo-illustrated black card covers, lettered in white. William "Bill" Hubert Rompkey,PC . (b. May 13, 1936, Belleoram, Newfoundland and Labrador – d. March 21, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario), politician and author. "During World War II St. Jo hn’s, Newfoundland played a critical role in the fight against Nazi Germany. Seamen from all over the world sailed to and from the old seaport, chosenfor duty because it was closest to Europe and because its people knew both the peril and glory of the North Atlantic. In his introduction to this abs orbing collection of stories, Bill Rompkey examines the city’s service to one of the most famous battles in military history and the effect it had on the people of St. John’s. The stories that follow provide an insider’s lookat life in Newfoundland during this challenging time." - from the back cov er. Very good. 20.00

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Strategy of Sea Power  : Its Development and Application : Based on the Lees-Knowles Lectures delivered in the University of Cambridge, 1961. Second Printing in dustjacket., ROSKILL, S.W.
213 ROSKILL, S.W. Strategy of Sea Power : Its Development and Application : Based on the Lees-Knowles Lectures delivered in the University of Cambridge, 1961. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Collins, London, 1963, 1963 
ROSKILL, Captain S.W. The Strategy of Sea Power : Its Development and Application : Based on the Lees-Knowles Lectures delivered in the University of Cambridge, 1961. London : Collins, (May 1963). Second Printing. Pp (6),7-288. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Law 0075.

"For centuries sea power has been the first and last means both of defending our country and of striking at our enemies. What part, if any, can it play in an age of nuclear weapons and guided missiles? It is the argument of this clear and succinct historical survey that the principles and practices of war change much less than is often supposed. Each new invention and technological change provides a specious excuse to dismiss the study and analysis of past experience as an occupation fit only for the antiquarian and the academic. What lessons, it may be asked, could the wars of the eighteenth century, fought under sail, hold for the strategists of 1814 when our battle fleet was composed of heavily- armoured steamships and our merchantmen were threatened by sub marines? It took, as the author shows, more than two years of heavy punishment to teach us that they were many and relevant. We see the same reluctant admission that convoy offered the best hope both of defence and counter¬at tack. We recognise at the battle of Jutland the same unnappy effects of a too rigid method of fleet control that time and again in the eighteenth century had robbed us of victories that were there for the taking. And we see how neglect of the ancient art of combined operations lost us opportunities to strike telling blows at places of our own choice.

In war, as in life, the same situations carry out a commando raid, to supply a base or to protect our seaborne trade just as our ancestors did before us. Circumstances change, weapons change, tactic change, but the strategic principles remain. Like his great forerunners, Mahan and Richmond, Captain Roskill studies his subject in the perspective of history, a perspective which is lengthened by his unrivalled command of the history of the war at sea between 1939 and 1945. His observations on our present defence policy are informed by the insights thus obtained, as well as by those to be expected from one who has made the sea his profession. This is a book that no one interested either in naval history or in the present controversy over defence can afford to neglect." - from the dj.

Contents :
I. From early times to the end of the Seven Years' War.
II. From adversity through triumph to "Pax Britannica".
III. From the beginning of the twentieth century to the end of the First German War.
IV. Uneasy interlude, 1918-39.
V. The struggle with Germany renewed : the defensive phase, 1939-41.
VI. The period of balance, 1942-3.
VII. The offensive phase, 1944-5.
VIII. Some conclusions regarding the War of 1939-45, and a glance at subsequent developments.

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Official Naval Despatches.  half-leather. , Royal Navy] Graphic Special #3.
214 Royal Navy] Graphic Special #3. Official Naval Despatches. half-leather.
Graphic , 1914, 
[Royal Navy]. Official Naval Despatches : The Admiralty's Reports of the Battle of the Bight, Destruction of the German East Asiatic Squadron, Sinkingof the Emden, and other Work of the Navy in the War. Illustrated with Draw ings of Ships and Men, and with Specially Drawn Maps. L: The Graphic, [ca. 1914]. Pp 48. Oblong 8vo, printed card covers rebound in half leather with marbled boards. Graphic Special No.3. Despatches concerning naval events ofthe first year of the Great War up to and including Coronel and the Falkla nds. WIth engraved illustrations. Original card covers faded, a very few spots of foxing internally, else vg. 130.00

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215 ROYCE, Hans (compiler). Germans against Hitler, July 20, 1944.
Berto-Verlag, Bonn , 1960, 
ROYCE, Hans (compiler). Germans against Hitler, July 20, 1944. 1st and 2d editions: compiled by Hans Royce. This edition newly compiled and supplemented by Erich Zimmermann and Hans-Adolf Jacobsen. English translation: Allan and Lieselotte Yahraes. Published by the Press and Information Office of the Federal German Government. Bonn : Berto-Verlag, (1960). Pp [1]-328. Illustrated. 8vo, black, red and white card covers. The 20 July plot of 1944 wasan attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany, inside his Wolf's Lair field headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia. The plot was the culmination of the efforts of the German Resistance to overthrow t he Nazi regime. The failure of both the assassination and the military coupd'état which was planned to follow it led to the arrest of at least 7,000 people by the Gestapo. According to records of the Führer Conferences on Naval Affairs, 4,980 people were executed, resulting in the destruction of the resistance movement in Germany. Contents : I. Appraisal. II. Resistance Circles. III. Plans and Preparatory Actions. IV. The Plot of July 20, 1944. V. Prosecution, Trial, Execution. VI. The Spirit of the Resistance Movement. VII. Right of Resistance and Duty to Resist. VIII. Pictures. IX. From theChronicle of the German Opposition Against Hitler. IX. Bibliography. Cover s rubbed and browned, else good. 25.00

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216 RUGE, Friedrich Soviets as Naval Opponents 1941-1945. First American Edition in dustjacket
Naval Institute, 1979, 
RUGE, Friedrich, Vice Admiral. The Soviets as Naval Opponents 1941-1945. (Annapolis, Md.): Naval Institute Press, (1979). Pp (4),v-vi,(2),1-210. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth, orange & white lettering to spine. Law 1591. "This analytical history is the first book to discuss Soviet naval practices during the Second World War. German war diaries, Soviet publications, and works by Western historians have all been used to form a complete picture of Soviet naval activity in the Arctic, Baltic, Black, and Mediterranean seas as well as in the Pacific Ocean." -from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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217 SAWHNY, Rathy Marine Rundschau 68:11 BREYER, Siegfried JABLONSKY, Walter Strategische Lage im Indischen Ozean"
Marine Rundschau, 1971, 
SAWNHY, Rathy. "Die strategische Lage im Indischen Ozean mit Indischen Augen gesehen." An article in the Marine Rundschau, Vol.68, No.11, November 1971, pp.645-655. Double column. Also: Siegfried Breyer's "Neues aus dem Bereich der Satellitenflotten des Warschaupaktes" (pp.673-8); Karl-Erik Westerlund's "Die älteste seekriegswissenschaftliche Akademie der Welt 200 Jahre"; part 2 of Walter Jablonsky's "Der italienische U-Bootbau bis zum zweiten Weltkrieg"; others, usual departments. Light wear. For the issue. 5.00

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218 SCHAEFFER, Heinz CORK AND ORRERY, Earl of, Admiral of the Fleet, preface. MONSARRAT, Nicholas, foreword. U-Boat 977. 2nd ed in dj.
William Kimber, 1952, 
SCHAEFFER, Heinz. U-Boat 977. Preface by Admiral of the Fleet the Earl of Cork and Orrery; foreword by Nicholas Monsarrat. L: William Kimber, (September 1052). Second Edition. Pp 207. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth. Anderson 1091, Law 1728. A German submariner's memoir of his wartime service, culminating in a gruelling sixty-six day submerged passage to Argentina which precipitated rumours of Hitler's escape to South America. Interesting as well forMontsarrat's bitter, anti-revisionist foreword. Penned date, else vg in to rn and chipped dj. 30.00

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219 SCHMALENACH, Paul, Fregattenkapitan a.D. Profile Warship 18 Kriegsmarine Bismarck : Battleship
Profile Publications, Windsor, Berkshire, 1972, 
SCHMALENACH, Paul, Fregattenkapitän a.D. Kriegsmarine Bismarck : Battleship. (Windsor, Berkshire: Profile Publications, 1972). Pp. 121-144. Illustrat ed. Double column. 8vo, illustrated stapled white wraps. No.18 in the Profile Warship series. Very good. 40.00

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220 SCHOFIELD, B.B. Wagnis, Triumph und Tragodie Loss of the Bismarck. 1st German pr in dj
Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart, 1976, ISBN:3879434182 
SCHOFIELD, Vice-Admiral B.B. Der Untergang der Bismarck. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, (1976). First German Printing. Pp. (4),5-173,(3), + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with black lettering to spine. In the Wagnis, Triumph und Tragödie series. Text in German. Originally published in 1972 under the title "The Loss of the Bismarck" (Ian Allan).Vg in dj. 15.00

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